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Charles Ebinger

speaker location icon Washington D.C., USA

Expert on US and international energy markets

Expert on the geopolitics of energy

Director, Energy Security Initiative, Brookings Institution (2008-2014)

Charles K. Ebinger is a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the  Brookings Institution in Washington DC. He served as the Initiative’s director from 2008 to October of 2014.

He has more than 35 years of experience specialising in international and domestic energy markets (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) and the geopolitics of energy, with a particular focus on the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, the Arctic and Antarctic.

Charles has served as an energy policy advisor to over 50 governments on restructuring their state-owned energy sectors, privatisation and the creation of regulatory regimes. He is an adjunct professor of electricity economics at Johns Hopkins Nitze School and is one of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Energy Experts.

His past positions include: Senior Advisor, International Resources Group (2003-08); Vice President for Middle East and South Asia, Nexant (2000-03); Vice President for International Energy Group, Stone and Webster Management Consulting (1999-2000); Executive Vice President, International Resources Group (1987-99); Senior Advisor, Putnam, Hayes and Bartlett, (1987-88); Director of the Energy Programme, Georgetown University’s Center for Strategic and International Studies (1979-87); Vice President, Conant and Associates (1976-79); Foreign Affairs Officer, Federal Energy Administration (1975-76).

Our Comment

"A highly respected expert on global energy security, Charles has an intimate understanding of the 2012 Presidential candidates’ energy policies and the implications for the US economy and the wider world."

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